Spatial and temporal epidemiology of clinical malaria in Cambodia 2004–2013
The clinical burden of falciparum malaria in most areas of Cambodia has greatly decreased from 2009 to 2013, associated with roll-out of ITNs and VMWs, and numbers of cases with P. vivax have increased.
Assessing the quality of service of village malaria workers to strengthen community-based malaria control in Cambodia
VMWs were effective in conducting diagnosis with Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and prescribing anti-malarials to those who had positive RDT results, skills that they had acquired through their training programmes.
Malaria and the mobile and migrant population in Cambodia: a population movement framework to inform strategies for malaria control and elimination
The process of defining MMPs in Cambodia, identifying the different activities and related risks to appropriately target and tailor interventions to the highest risk groups is described and its utility and effectiveness will be evaluated.
Novel Cross-Border Approaches to Optimise Identification of Asymptomatic and Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium Infection in Mobile Populations Crossing Cambodian Borders
This study offers a novel approach to identify asymptomatic infections and monitor AR parasite flow among mobile and migrant populations crossing the borders and recommends targeted “customised” interventions and surveillance activities in these sites to accelerate elimination efforts in the region.
Scale-up of community-based malaria control can be achieved without degrading community health workers' service quality: the Village Malaria Worker project in Cambodia
- J. Yasuoka, K. Poudel, Po Ly, C. Nguon, D. Socheat, M. Jimba
- Medicine, Political ScienceMalaria Journal
- 4 January 2012
The Cambodian experience clearly demonstrated that a nationwide scale-up of community-based malaria control can be achieved without degrading community health workers' service quality.
Tolerability and safety of weekly primaquine against relapse of Plasmodium vivax in Cambodians with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
Vivax-infected G6PDd Cambodian patients demonstrated significant, mostly transient, falls in Hb and one received a blood transfusion, and the feasibility of implementing a package of G6 PDd testing and supervised primaquine should be explored.
Reactive case-detection of malaria in Pailin Province, Western Cambodia: lessons from a year-long evaluation in a pre-elimination setting
RACD is not appropriate, where exposure to malaria occurs away from the community, and there is a high level of treatment-seeking from the private sector, the results suggest.
Village malaria worker performance key to the elimination of artemisinin-resistant malaria: a Western Cambodia health system assessment
The VMW programme should be expanded on several fronts in order to tackle remaining performance gaps and to improve the effectiveness of interventions in a context where artemisinin drug resistance is a significant public health issue.
Barriers for pregnant women living in rural, agricultural villages to accessing antenatal care in Cambodia: A community-based cross-sectional study combined with a geographic information system
This study revealed promoting factors and barriers for ANC use among pregnant women living in remote, agricultural villages in Cambodia and highlighted the importance of measuring travel distances accurately to ensure that targeted interventions for ANC are not misguided by straight-line distances.
Evaluation of intensified behaviour change communication strategies in an artemisinin resistance setting
The use of iBCC supported positive improvements in both attitudes and behaviours among the population with regard to malaria compared to mass media (niBBC) only and provides evidence for the planning and implementation of future BCC interventions to achieve the elimination of artemisinin resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria.